Hemodynamic Support Devices

This hemodynamic support systems channel includes content on intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) like the Impella or TandemHeart, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and ventricular assist devices (VAD). This channel also includes use of these devices in support of patients in cardiogenic shock and advanced heart failure

Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices | March 21, 2017
This video, provided by Abiomed, demonstrates the Impella percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD). It offers...
Metro Detroit cardiologists, increased heart attack survival rate, Impella heart pump, Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 09, 2017
March 9, 2017 — Metro Detroit cardiologists from five health systems have joined together to increase residents’...
Impella 2.5 heart pump, high-risk PCI, HRPCI, acute kidney injury risk, AKI, Circulation Research study, Abiomed
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 09, 2017
March 9, 2017 — A new study published in Circulation Research finds use of hemodynamic support with the Impella 2.5...
James Ward, LVAD surgery, left ventricular assist device, UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 08, 2017
March 8, 2017 —  Congestive heart failure patients at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) now have reason for...
Abiomed, Impella heart pump, 50,000 patients treated, United States, milestone
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017 — Abiomed Inc. announced that it has supported more than 50,000 patients in the U.S. with its Impella...
Jaheim Whigham, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Syncardia 50cc Total Artificial Heart, youngest patient

At 11 years old, Jaheim Whigham (center) is the youngest and smallest patient to receive the 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: Jan Terry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago)

News | Congenital Heart | January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017 — To save the life of an 11-year-old boy, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has...
University of Utah, Frank Sachse, heart failure, LVAD implantation, left ventricular assist device, biomarker, t-system

Two patients may seem equally sick based upon clinical measures, but differences in their heart physiology could predict who has the potential to recover from heart failure. A study carried out by scientists at the University of Utah finds that patients whose hearts have flattened t-tubules have a decreased chance of showing signs of recovery after implanting a mechanical heart pump. Ordinarily, t-tubules in the heart are long, thin, and rounded. Image courtesy of Frank Sachse.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017 — Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of...
Impella CP heart pump, TCT 2016, intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, IABP, clinical study
News | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) | January 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell
January 3, 2017 — The Impella CP heart pump (Abiomed) demonstrated no improvement in mortality for patients with...
Given, Pillcamp, colonoscopy, Angiodysplasias, capsule Endoscopy, LVAD interference

The Given Imaging PillCam Colon system is an example of a capsule endoscopy device the patient swallows to image the gastrointestinal track.

Feature | January 03, 2017 | Anamika Kumari
The capsule endoscopy systems offer a hands-free and highly accurate imaging modality for healthcare practitioners. A...
St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, MOMENTUM 3 IDE study results, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | December 08, 2016
December 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the MOMENTUM 3 U.S. IDE Clinical Study during a late-...
Impella CP, Abiomed
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | December 07, 2016
December 7, 2016 — Abiomed Inc. announced it has expanded its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-market...
Impella CP, Abiomed, door to unloading time, TCT
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | October 28, 2016
October 27, 2016 — Abiomed Inc. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)gave approval for a prospective...
Syncardiac Freedom Driver, FDA
News | Artificial Heart | October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and additional information regarding...
Heartware HVAD, ventricular assist device, artificial heart, Medtronic
News | October 05, 2016
October 5, 2016 — Medtronic said two previously communicated global voluntary recalls related to the HeartWare...
CardioKinetix, Parachute device, Heart Failure device therapy

The CardioKinetix Parachute device implant shown deployed in the left ventricle of a heart failure patient. The device helps remodel the ventricle to improve the heart's ability to pump blood more efficiently. 

Feature | Heart Failure | September 29, 2016 | Abha Mishra
New cardiovascular device therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are rapidly evolving with the...